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Sainsbury’s Sales Drop For First Time In Nine Years

March 18 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Sainsbury’s Sales Drop For First Time In Nine Years

Sainsbury’s has seen its first falling sales figures in nine years, but is this a sign of the times or just a temporary slump?

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Exports Drop As UK Trade Deficit Widens

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Exports Drop As UK Trade Deficit Widens

A fall in exports has seen the UK’s trade gap widen, new data shows – so what can the country do to turn it around?

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UK Budget 2014: What Should We Expect?

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

UK Budget 2014: What Should We Expect?

Consumer groups, businesses and unions have all published their wish lists for this year’s UK Budget. But who will be disappointed and what can we expect?

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Oxfam Calls For Moves To Tackle Inequality

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Oxfam Calls For Moves To Tackle Inequality

Oxfam has urged the government to do more to tackle inequality, after new research found that five families are worth more than 20 per cent of the population.

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How to choose your university and degree course (Part II)

March 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to choose your university and degree course (Part II)

In this post, Alex Carroll shares tips for students who are in the process of researching or applying for higher education…

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It’s Official: Facebook Is Contagious!

It’s Official: Facebook Is Contagious!

A new study has found that posting a happy or sad Facebook status increases the chances your friends will do the same.

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Streaming Leads The Way For Home Entertainment in The UK

Streaming Leads The Way For Home Entertainment in The UK

Streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are leading the way in home entertainment – but could they really put an end to traditional media?

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7 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Accountants

March 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

7 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Accountants

Accountants have great salary and career prospects, but some have ended up in places you may not expect …

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Mr Kipling: Still ‘Exceedingly Good’ at Marketing

March 13 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Mr Kipling: Still ‘Exceedingly Good’ at Marketing

Premier Foods has mocked suggestions that Mr Kipling will drop its “exceedingly good” strapline …

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8 Things You Could Buy On An Accountant’s Salary

March 12 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Things You Could Buy On An Accountant’s Salary

ACCA-qualified accountants can earn an impressive starting salary of up to £45,000 per year, but what could that buy you?

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What Next For Morrisons?

March 12 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

What Next For Morrisons?

Morrisons is facing a fight if it wants to hold onto its place among the UK’s biggest supermarkets. Where can it go from here? …

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Retail Sales Prove the Power of Ecommerce

March 12 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Retail Sales Prove the Power of Ecommerce

Poor weather has kept shoppers away from the high street recently, according to new research, but ecommerce has grown at the same time …

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#StartUpSpotlight: Motoriety Offers ‘Hassle-Free’ Vehicle Ownership

March 11 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartUpSpotlight: Motoriety Offers ‘Hassle-Free’ Vehicle Ownership

In this week’s StartUp Spotlight, we speak with Lucy Burnford – Founder of Motoriety – a web-based platform that seeks to transform the way we manage vehicle ownership and maintenance …

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Is Spotify Seeking an IPO?

Is Spotify Seeking an IPO?

Spotify’s decision to secure a $200 million credit facility has investors talking – but is the music streaming giant really considering an IPO? …

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How to choose your university and degree course (Part I)

March 07 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to choose your university and degree course (Part I)

In this post, Karina Kizhner shares tips for students who are in the process of researching or applying for higher education… 

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Android Takes Apple’s Crown as Top Tablet OS

Android Takes Apple’s Crown as Top Tablet OS

Apple iOS has lost out to Google’s Android operating system, which already dominates the smartphone market, as the world’s top tablet OS. Is the giant really losing its grip? …

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Protect Your Smartphone from Advert Malware

Protect Your Smartphone from Advert Malware

If you’ve got malware on your smartphone, it’s more likely to come from ads than any other source. Here’s how you can protect your mobile …

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8 Places You Could Work With an ACCA Qualification

March 05 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Places You Could Work With an ACCA Qualification

An ACCA qualification is a passport to working as an accountant in 170 countries worldwide. Here are some of the places it could take you …

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5 Years of Low Interest Rates: Who Wins?

March 05 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

5 Years of Low Interest Rates: Who Wins?

Five years ago to this day, the Bank of England cut interest rates to a record low – and they haven’t moved since. We look at the flip side of low interest mortgages and consumers having more to spend …

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Accountancy

March 04 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Accountancy

It’s easy to assume that accountants do nothing but count all day. But there’s more than meets the eye to this ancient profession – here are a few random facts you may not know…

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Women Rise Up Forbes Billionaires List

March 04 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Women Rise Up Forbes Billionaires List

In a record-breaking year for women in the world of business, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is just one of them to make her debut on the Forbes Billionaires List…

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Microsoft Strikes Back: To Launch ‘Free’ Windows

Microsoft Strikes Back: To Launch ‘Free’ Windows

In its first big move since appointing Satya Nadella as new CEO, Microsoft is launching a free or low-cost upgrade of Windows 8.1 with Bing, suggesting the company is mounting another counter-attack against its rival Google. Will this work? …

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#StartUpSpotlight: Zapper Looks to Simplify the World of Mobile Payments

February 28 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartUpSpotlight: Zapper Looks to Simplify the World of Mobile Payments

In this edition of our weekly StartUp Spotlight column, we speak with Bradley Duke – European MD of Zapper – a mobile app that intends to simplify the world of mobile payments …

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From The World of Business: February 2014 Highlights

February 28 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

From The World of Business: February 2014 Highlights

Welcome to this month’s round-up of some of the most interesting news this month. These are just a few of the topics that have had people talking in February…

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Introducing ‘Black’, Boeing’s self-destructing phone for secret texts!

February 28 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Introducing ‘Black’, Boeing’s self-destructing phone for secret texts!

Boeing is making a new smartphone specifically for defence and security staff – complete with a self-destruct function. The world of technological innovation never ceases to amaze us…

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